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Even Hollywood’s most beautiful have to work at staying beautiful

On Sunday, during the Academy Awards, we saw many examples of cosmetic work on familiar, and not so familiar faces, the result of well done, and not-so-well-done work. New patients who come to my office often have the biggest misconceptions around injectables, such as fillers or Botox. They worry that they will look fake, or […]

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RX Fear Factor: Fear of Fillers

Rx Fear Factor: Fear of Fillers As a plastic surgeon, I commonly use a wide variety of fillers as part of my skin rejuvenation procedures. I understand that it’s not enough to just treat the surface of the skin if I want to smooth out wrinkles and restore facial volume. I mostly use hyaluronic acid […]

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Summer is here! Flaunt your beautiful naked skin

Summer is here! Flaunt your beautiful naked skin   Pack up the turtlenecks, it’s time to enjoy the feel of warm summer breezes on your skin. But sadly for some women, wearing a turtleneck is a camouflage meant to help hide their age. The skin on your neck and décolletage is thinner and is not of […]

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How To Save Thousands Of Dollars A Year On Skin Care Products

How To Save Thousands Of Dollars A Year On Skin Care Products                   As a plastic surgeon, I know that women spend a lot of money on their skin care products. From skin-quenching daily serums to nutrient- rich creams, the cosmetic industry has many of us believing […]

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Have You Ever Thought About Brushing Your Skin?

Have You Ever Thought About Brushing Your Skin? There is something about the dental industry’s public health messaging that has really worked for them … it’s something that I really admire. Rain or shine, we get up every morning and we  brush and floss our teeth. We don’t need reminders, we just do it … […]

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SPF Moisturizers & Make-up: What You Don’t Know Could Be Harming You

SPF, UVB, UVA. These terms are usually associated with suntan lotions and thoughts of hot lazy days spent on a beach. We all know we should be applying some form of sun protection before we get on with our day. But how many of you apply an SPF moisturizer or SPF make up in the […]

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April is Rosacea awareness month

Acne rosacea is an inflammatory disorder of the skin, commonly seen in adults with fair complexions. It is genetically-based and is caused by blood vessel ingrowth near the skin’s surface that can cause anything from mild facial flushing, to persistent redness, to more severe pimples and skin thickening. When these vessels dilate they cause flushing […]

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Undoing the Damage

When I was young, I was very athletic and spent an extensive amount of time outdoors. I did not burn easily and therefore did very little to  protect my young skin.  “Skincare” in those days involved applying baby oil or “suntan” lotion, with a mandate to “work” at getting a tan.  In fact, a canoe […]

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